ASHLEY HUGILL is through to round two of the BetVictor Snooker Shoot Out, which takes place tomorrow.

The York player knocked out former European under-19s champion and English Open amateur winner Jamie O'Neill in last night's round one tie.

Hugill won 33-9 in the one-frame match at the Watford Colosseum.

His opponent for round two has yet to be confirmed.

The Shoot Out - which is being broadcast on Eurosport - is one of snooker's 17 ranking events but is rare in that all matches are best-of-one and frames last 10 minutes.

There is also a shot clock in place, which ranges from 15 seconds per shot to 10 seconds, depending on the time in the frame.

Rules which also deviate from snooker's traditions include fouls resulting in ball in hand and a blue ball shoot out in the event of a tie.

Hugill's best results in the tournament have seen him reach round three in both 2017 and 2018.

Hugill earned his spot in the tournament after taking victory at the World Snooker Federation Open in Malta, winning the competition’s final.

He will be hoping to continue the form which has seen him rise to the top of the 2019/20 rankings in the Challenge Tour - the series below World Snooker’s Main Tour.

The rise in the rankings came about after Hugill took claimed the event nine title in Llanelli.

He defeated Simon Bedford, Michael Collumb, Paul Davison and Leo Fernandez to reach the final of the competition.

Hugill ran out as the 3-1 winner against Sydney Wilson to take home the £2,000 winners prize on offer. The 25-year-old moved up to first place with £6,450.